Hardware, Lumber and Building Materials Retailer

Hardware, Lumber and Building Material Retailer
Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade

Trade Code 606W
NOC 6421


  • Greet customers and discuss the type, quality and quantity of merchandise or services sought for purchase, rental or lease
  • Develop an understanding of hardware, lumber and building material so that you are able to advise customers on use and care of products and provide advice
  • Be able to estimate or quote prices, credit terms, trade-in allowances, warranties and delivery dates
  • Prepare merchandise for purchase, rental or lease in addition to pick up and delivery
  • Be able to assist in the display of merchandise
  • Maintain sales records for inventory control

Personal Qualities

  • You enjoy working with people and are able to demonstrate good customer service skills
  • You are physically able to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You enjoy working both indoors and outdoors
  • You are physically able to lift and kneel
  • You are cooperative
  • Review Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required http://srv108.services.gc.ca/english/profiles/59.shtml

Career Opportunities

  • Hardware, Lumber and Building Materials Retailers are usually employed at hardware, lumber and building materials stores

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 4,212 hour apprenticeship program is required

Training Availability

Information not available at this time, contact Employment Ontario at 905 837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices may start a minimum wage or progress along a specific shop’s scale, increasing towards a journeyperson’s wages over time
  • Wages 1 range from $8.75 to $20.05 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is expected to grow at a faster rate than average for all occupations through the year 2009 2